Samsung unveils trim, slim CRT TV

Samsung Electronics has launched what it claims is the region’s first slim CRT (cathode ray tube) television. The SlimFit TV is being offered to give buyers a cut-cost alternative to high-resolution, slimline LCD and Plasma sets.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  August 31, 2005

Samsung Electronics has launched what it claims is the region’s first slim CRT (cathode ray tube) television. The SlimFit TV is being offered to give buyers a cut-cost alternative to high-resolution, slimline LCD and Plasma sets. “This HD (High-Definition)-ready TV is, aesthetically, similar to LCD TV or Plasma TVs that are capable of displaying at resolutions of 1080i images, but is priced at less than half of a normal 32-inch LCD TV,” claimed Ashraf Sajid, senior sales and marketing manager, Samsung Gulf Electronics. “It gives 150-mm space benefit, with a depth size of 412mm compared to current colour TVs, which have a depth of 561mm.” Design wise, the SlimFit TV has been created to fit in living rooms across the region, in that its outer chassis is in dual-tone black and silver, with a black inner bezel to help enhance contrast. It also features slim side speakers. The TV has a horizontal viewing angle of more than 165 degrees to provide a picture-perfect entertainment experience from anywhere in the room and theatre-quality surround sound thanks to built-in SRS WOW 3D technology. The SlimFit TV will retail for roughly US $1,226 (AED4,500)

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